Everything You Need to Know About Allergies

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I can remember a time when “allergy” was NOT a household name … when even seasonal allergies were rare, and food allergies were practically unheard of. My family is truly a sign of the times, mirroring what’s happening in our communities. I have five children and the first three are allergy-free, the fourth has moderately severe spring allergies and the fifth has an ever worsening nut allergy. Why allergies have become so prevalent is still up for debate, and there are many theories: the hygiene hypothesis, widespread use of food preservatives, more careful feeding of infants, etc. Whatever the cause, we must contend.

Here is a compilation of our best information for allergy sufferers.

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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